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From neuron to brain

Author: John G Nicholls
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
This title describes how nerve cells go about their business of transmitting signals, how the signals are put together, and how, out of this integration, higher functions emerge. This edition begins with the anatomy and physiology of the visual system.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John G Nicholls
ISBN: 9780878936090 0878936092 0878934391 9780878934393
OCLC Number: 739417178
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction to the nervous system. Principles of signaling and organization ; Signaling in the visual system ; Functional architecture of the visual cortex --
Electrical properties of neurons and glia. Ion channels and signaling ; Structure of ion channels ; Ionic basis of the resing potential ; Ionic basis of the action potential ; Electrical signaling in neurons ; Ion transport across cell membranes ; Properties and functions of neuroglial cells --
Intercellular communication. Mechanisms of direct synaptic transmission ; Indirect mechanisms of synaptic transmission ; Release of neurotransmitters ; Neurotransmitters in the central nervous system ; Transmitter synthesis, transport, storage, and inactivation ; Synaptic plasticity --
Integrative mechanisms. Autonomic nervous system ; Cellular mechanisms of behavior in ants, bees, and leeches --
Sensation and movement. Sensory transduction ; Transduction and transmission in the retina ; Touch, pain, and texture sensation ; Auditory and vestibular sensation ; Constructing perception ; Circuits controlling reflexes, respiration, and coordinated movements --
Development and regeneration of the nervous system. Critical periods in sensory systems ; Regeneration of synaptic connections after injury --
Conclusion. Open questions.
Responsibility: John G. Nicholls [and others].


The fifth edition of From Neuron and Brain has been thoroughly rewritten, with new chapters added, to provide a readable, up-to-date book for use in undergraduate, graduate, and medical school  Read more...


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